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Slippery When Wet (Picture Heavy)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ceetaji, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ceetaji

    ceetaji New Member

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    Hi all, I thought it was about time I gave a little back to the forum after being entertained and educated for many years. I would have started a build thread when I purchased my first Audi back in November but I only had it for two weeks before, well…

    In short, going slow and steady did not win the race that day. I simultaneously managed to be engulfed by a tidal wave thrown up by an articulated lorry from another lane and drive into a mini lake on the M5. Resulting in me spinning 180° across 3 lanes into the concrete central reservation, bouncing back 2 lanes into oncoming traffics, being hit by an Mercedes E class doing 70mph head on, spinning another 180° back across the motorway towards the hard shoulder before the car finally came to a standstill thanks in part to due to the hard shoulder barrier that we were now impaled on. Fun times!

    Later the police would advise us to remain in the cars due to the poor weather conditions, so we did. Fast forward an hour, the traffic had started picking up speed again. Feeling unsafe the poor bloke who collided with me and I decided it would be safer to sit in his car further up the motorway. It was bigger, had less damage and hopefully people would have spotted mine and slowed down a smidge? Apparently not because within 60 seconds of getting into the Mercedes we were hit by another which had lost control. Any later and the I dread to think what would have happened to us both!

    A minute later, the traffic was gridlocked and the articulated lorry driver that the car had hit into, whilst out of control, was running down the M5 shouting obscenities because the car was speeding excessively. You couldn’t make it up. It was a very surreal start to the day.

    All’s well that ends well though. All involved were relatively unharmed, and it could’ve been considerably worse considering it was at rush hour, thankfully it was only an E class Mercedes that hit me and not anything bigger!

    So a big thank you to my Audi (R.I.P.) for saving my life, and an even bigger apology to all those in the local area that were held up because of the above!

    And now for you picture whores. The ones on the motorway were taken an hour after the incident when the car was being recovered by my friends AA assistance, so thankfully you can see it as the rain had stopped, along with the second car that hit the side of the Mercedes.

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  3. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    ​Welcome back to audi-sport.net. :) x
     
  4. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

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    Sounds like a fun day... but bit of t-cut and ya wont notice that knock!
     
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  5. ceetaji

    ceetaji New Member

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    Thanks Sandra :)

    Haha, if only! My girlfriend asked me what it felt like and what I thought of, anticipating a 'my whole life flashed before my eyes' response. It wasn't, my first thought was 'Bugger, this isn't going to polish out'. I was right :crying:
     
  6. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    Omg scary stuff, unlucky mate. The police actually told you to stay in the car? I find that a bit odd.
     
  7. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    You beat me to that comment, its got to be said :laugh:

    Good to hear everyone was relatively unscathed ... looked nasty from those pics! Another A3 on the cards next?
     
  8. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member
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    The thread title got me a little excited for a min.

    Glad yor ok and the Audi did a good job of keeping you safe, best thing about these cars!
     
  9. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)
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    Awesome negative camber!
     
  10. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

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    Haha yeh that reaction sounds right.

    Lol yeh leeds agreed!
     
  11. ceetaji

    ceetaji New Member

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    On reflection I thought the same too, but thankfully nothing worse happened!

    Second A3 purchased, my bad luck followed me though so I now have this predicament. Can anybody help please? http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...d-somebody-help-not-just-anybody-heeeelp.html :shrug:


    I'll never stray from German cars. I liked them before but I have a new level of appreciation for their engineering and design!

    Haha, I wouldn't advise trying to replicate it :sadlike:
     
  12. Bailer

    Bailer Waiting on the Haynes Manual

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    I would still be at the Side of the Road, Weeping uncontrollably... Shame to see an A3 in this condition... However when you think about it, Many members here may benefit from your car after it's been through a Breakers....
     
  13. ceetaji

    ceetaji New Member

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    The great circle of life :thumbsup:
     

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